comings and goings

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the comings and goings

The arrivals and departures of people at a particular location, and/or their movements and activities. If you want to know about the comings and goings at the pub, talk to Mickey—he's there every day.
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comings and goings

Movements, activities, as in He's in and out of the office; I can't keep up with his comings and goings, or In her job on the school board, Mrs. Smith keeps track of all the comings and goings in town .
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ˌcomings and ˈgoings

arrivals and departures; movement of people: There were a lot of comings and goings at our neighbour’s house all day.
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References in classic literature ?
Also, there were comings and goings, and the erstwhile placid atmosphere of the cabin was vexed with strange perturbations and unrest.
minx,' and a 'contemptible creature,' escaped her; and this, together with a severe biting of the lips, great difficulty in swallowing, and very frequent comings and goings of breath, seemed to imply that feelings were swelling in Miss Squeers's bosom too great for utterance.
I watched the comings and goings of a busy population congregated in the clean and wholesome new town, where plenty of trees had been planted.
If I was sure of thee, sure of thy capacity, sure to match my mood with thine, I should never think again of trifles in relation to thy comings and goings.
The comings and goings of people in hurry and dread, controlled by the little metal moving hands of a clock, always made him sad.
My comings and goings, although purposely devoid of the lightest secrecy, are absolutely undisturbed.